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KINPA Annual Conference 2020

Williams Powell is pleased to sponsor the KINPA 2020 annual conference where David Grainger will be speaking on 10 December 2020 on "How to keep costs down and avoid pitfalls at the EPO".

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Patents
Trade Marks
As of 1 January 2021, a UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands address for service will be required for any new UK IP rights. This change has received parliamentary approval and is implemented in a UK IPO notice (TPN 2/2020) dated 21 December 2020. Ac...
Patents
AI
We are delighted that the UK Court of Appeal has today granted Dr Thaler the right to appeal the DABUS decision, which involves the important issue of patentability of inventions created by AI systems. Williams Powell is handling the DABUS patent app...
Williams Powell News
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Associates. We wish you the very best over this period and that you stay healthy and safe.Williams Powell is running as a virtual office with full and uninterrupted access to all our office systems. We are also ...
Brexit
The UK left the EU at 11pm GMT 31 January 2020. It now enters a transition period during which the status quo is preserved and all EU trade mark and design rights continue to cover the UK. The transition period is presently due to end on 31 Dece...
Brexit
The UK IPO have confirmed that from 1 January 2021, any new trade mark, design or patent applications or oppositions filed will require a UK address for service. This is subject to the parliamentary timetable allowing the change to be implemented. Fo...